What is an idea? What isn't?

'When corporate innovation goes bad', 'Biggest business fails'... We've all seen the listicles. What were they thinking?

I got an insight into what they were thinking, while playing a business game as part of my MBA programme a few years ago. Some of the answer may s...

Burberry's luxury bonfire is the result of the garment industry's standard practices

Burberry has been caught burning millions of pounds worth of product. Quite understandably, most people are horrified, while Burberry is claiming that the process is 'environmentally friendly' because the heat was...

Cat posed in the style of El Lissitzky.

Design is both widely under-appreciated and misunderstood.

The most common misconception about design is that it’s an aesthetic endeavour. Drawing, decorating and colouring in. Making things look nice. This way of thinking has lead to many landfills worth of products that are visually enticing, bu...